Usage examples for comprehensive

  1. Elizabeth gave a comprehensive glance at the " young gentleman" designated by her father, and then turned it upon the black leather and boards which waited to be disposed of. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. He had an original, daring genius, but it was sustained by a broad and comprehensive judgment. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  3. " I am disposed," said Shelburne, " to expect everything from Dr. Franklin's comprehensive understanding and character." – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  4. That sounds a little comprehensive but I almost think it's no more than the fact. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  5. But with the completion of our enterprise many additional facts have come to light, and so it is that, with Mr. Cumshaw's aid and at his suggestion, I give here a fuller and more comprehensive version of the affair than he related to us that evening. – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh
  6. Personal peril was not exactly a new thing to the major, who was also a man of fixed ideas; but he made a little comprehensive gesture when Sewell glanced significantly at the edge of the precipice. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  7. It was not a comprehensive announcement. – A Pagan of the Hills by Charles Neville Buck
  8. This chapter then will be a comprehensive review and summary of all that has gone before. – Practical Ethics by William DeWitt Hyde
  9. His conclusions were brief and comprehensive – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  10. Ellen Terry, in her assumption of Margaret, once more displayed that profound, comprehensive and particular knowledge of human love- that knowledge of it through the soul and not simply the mind- which is the source of her exceptional and irresistible power. – Shadows of the Stage by William Winter
  11. Sweeping a comprehensive glance around as he entered, as if looking for some one in the hall, he slipped off his overcoat and hat and handed both to the negro servant in charge of the cloak- room. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  12. This country- this Commonwealth especially- has ever been distinguished for being foremost in the maintenance of a benevolent and comprehensive system of education. – Reflections on the Operation of the Present System of Education, 1853 by Christopher C. Andrews
  13. If you have enjoyed reading about the adventures of the new friends you have made in this book and would like to read more clean, wholesome stories of their entertaining experiences, turn to the book jacket- on the inside of it, a comprehensive list of Burt's fine series of carefully selected books for young people has been placed for your convenience. – Molly Brown's Orchard Home by Nell Speed
  14. Sanchia, her cool poise regained, made no step toward him but contented herself by a slow comprehensive and sympathetic smile. – The Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory
  15. This is by far the most intelligible, comprehensive and practical boy's book which we have ever seen. – Queer Stories for Boys and Girls by Edward Eggleston
  16. What, in spite of these merits, makes the 'Checks' an unsatisfactory book, is the want of a comprehensive grasp of general principles. – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  17. At the same time he was a little puzzled, for, in the case of a young woman, friend is a term of somewhat vague and comprehensive significance, and she had mentioned that there were two of them. – Long Odds by Harold Bindloss
  18. It will be seen in the sequel whether or not the views of this experienced and able statesman were lucid and comprehensive – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  19. " At least, that is comprehensive Beatrix," her cousin assured her. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  20. Events drove him from office when but a small part of his project was carried into effect; but the project itself was great and comprehensive – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe